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Philippe Coutinho could be key to Liverpool’s transfer business in January

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Since making his loan move to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho has established his place at the club, by jumping ahead of Thomas Muller, as he has made eight appearances so far with having scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists.

Reports suggest that due to a lack of playing time, Muller could be leaving the Bundesliga side.

And German football expert Kevin Hatchard thinks that the 30-year-old could make his move to Liverpool.

“I think there is a genuine discomfort for Muller at the moment because he’s been on the bench for the last five games,” he told the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red podcast.

“People go on about his goal output has dropped, but you look at the assists, he is still very much involved in a lot of the good stuff Bayern can do.

“He’s in a position he’s never really been in at Bayern which is somebody who is having to really scrap for a starting spot.

“The arrival of Coutinho has put him under pressure because Muller operates in that No.10 role. It’s probably the biggest challenge of Muller’s career.”

“I still think he is a very, very good footballer and any top Premier League team would benefit from having him in the building,” added Hatchard.

“The fluid nature of it would appeal to Muller, without question because his movement is incredible.

“He’s so elusive, he picks up positions a lot of players simply don’t and I think he’d be a huge boost to Liverpool. I think Premier League clubs will be on alert.” 

via – Mirror

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